Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ginger Fried Rice

I figure it won't be a surprise to my readers to find out that I follow a lot of food blogs. Just the other day I discovered an amazing blog: Smitten Kitchen. I couldn't take my eyes off this blog, I was completely smitten Haha, see what I did there? It took all the will power I had to not press "previous post", and I had book marked so many recipes, that it will probably take me a year to get through all of them.

On this blog I found a recipe for ginger fried rice with a French twist. Now this brings back a lot of memories, as my mom usually makes this when we have a lot of left over rice and it would become my breakfast, lunch, and snack for the next few days. My moms recipe was very simple: eggs, soy sauce, ginger. Smitten's recipe included a few more ingredients such as leeks, garlic, and sprinkled the ginger and placed an egg on top instead of mixing it in with the rice. I combined both recipes using what I had in my fridge - leaning more towards the traditional one - and was really happy with the results.

Ginger Fried Rice
Eggs, Ginger minced, Garlic minced, Green Onion sliced, Day old rice, Soy sauce, Fish sauce, Olive oil, Sesame oil. Outside of baking, I don't measure anything.

First, I sauteed the minced ginger and garlic together in a skillet on medium heat with a bit of Olive oil. Make sure you continuously stir the ginger and garlic or it will burn quickly. When it becomes a golden color, throw in the rice and mixed it up a bit to get rid of any lumps. Add some soy sauce and fish sauce to taste. Take the pan off the burner, crack an egg directly on the rice, stir it in, and then place it back onto the burner. What you are trying to do here is coat each grain of rice with the egg. If you did this correctly you should not see chunks of egg in your rice. Turn the heat up back to high for a few minutes or seconds - depending on how moist you like your rice. After this turn off the heat, mix in the green onion and a dash of sesame oil.

In the same skillet, after you plate the rice, pour some vegetable oil and fry an egg which ever way you like - I did sunny-side up. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the egg on top of your rice and sprinkle on a bit of green onion for garnish. Serve.


  1. What, you don't follow me? :(

    Can I come over for dinner? <3

  2. Wait... is this Kevin Wu?! Aren't you supposed to be in Taipei or something?

    And no.

  3. I live here and I have school. Why would I be in Taiwan?


    And why not? I bring food, you cook. Happy!

  4. I always thought you were in Taiwan.... I haven't talked to you for like what, two years?

    And no Kevin, I will not cook for you.